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Tuition, fees to increase for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

By: Jesse Martinez
EL PASO, Texas Tuition and fees will increase at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, officials said.

Beginning in the fall semester, the tuition will increase depending on the students health care discipline.

Officials said the revenue generated from the increase will go toward need-based student financial aid, the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff as well as general operating expenses.

We are proud of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centers record of providing excellent training for future health care professionals for Texas and the rest of the country, said Tedd L. Mitchell, president of the campus. Even with this increase, tuition rates at TTUHSC remain competitive with other nursing, medical, allied health sciences, biomedical sciences and pharmacy programs throughout the state.

For students enrolled in the School of Allied Health Sciences, the TTUHSC School of Nursing and the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, tuition will increase from $125 to $130 per credit hour.

For students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, itll increase from $80 to $85.

School of Pharmacy students will see an increase from $175 to $185 per credit hour.

Students enrolled in the TTUHSC School of Medicine and the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine will see an annual rate increase from $7,500 to $8,000.

Officials voted to establish an academic department instructional assessment fee at a flat rate of up to $300 per student per academic term. The amount of the fee is determined by each academic program.

Officials said they recommended that course fees, which are anyway between $3 to $45 per course, be eliminated.